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Washington (Mo.) Athletics | February 23, 2014

DIII: Washington (Mo.) tops Carnegie Mellon on senior day

ST. LOUIS -- Fifth-ranked Washington (Mo.) won for the fifth consecutive game, earning a 76-57 win against Carnegie Mellon in University Athletic Association (UAA) action on Sunday afternoon on senior day at the WU Field House. The Bears’ Class of 2014 has helped Washington to a 90-20 overall record (.818) in its four seasons, including a 43-12 (.782) mark in the UAA.

Washington shot 45.3 percent (29 of 64) from the field in the game and were 8 of 21 from 3-point range. Carnegie Mellon shot 37.7 percent (20 of 53) from the field, including just 25 percent (6 of 24) in the second half, and were 5 of 19 from 3-point range. The Tartans scored 11 of their 25 second-half points at the free-throw line, finishing 12 of 15 in the game, while Washington was 10 of 13 at the charity stripe in the game. The Bears dominated the boards, finishing with a 41-30 rebounding advantage, and had 23 assists on 29 field goals. Washington also turned 19 Carnegie Mellon turnovers into a 23-11 advantage in points off turnovers.

Melissa Gilkey led all scorers with 18 points and three blocked shots. Kristin Anda added 13 points, including 11 in the first half, five rebounds and a team-high three steals. Alyssa Johanson also finished in double figures, scoring 11 points off the bench, while adding seven rebounds. Maddy Scheppers had nine points on three 3-pointers, and sophomore guard Jordan Thompson added eight points, a season-high 10 assists and four rebounds. Jordan Rettig tallied seven points and seven rebounds for the Bears.

Washington improved to 22-2 overall and 12-1 in the UAA with the win, while Carnegie Mellon dropped to 12-12 overall and 3-10 in the conference.